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Panasonic HC-V160 vs Panasonic HC-W570

Panasonic HC-V160 vs Panasonic HC-W570

Panasonic HC-V160
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 2,500x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,350x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (150x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

47% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 181g weight camcorder. That's 85g lighter than the Panasonic HC-W570 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£178 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V160 costs £129.98, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £308.00.
Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 24787 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 68958.
5 Reasons For
A little bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.5MP sensor camcorder (0.0099999999999998MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 50x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 38x (optical) camcorder (12x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

0.3" larger display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 3" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

A lot higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

11 Mbit/s bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 28 Mbit/s, however the Panasonic HC-V160 is only a 17 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (11 Mbit/s smaller).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A bit smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a total megapixels of 2.5MP, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.0099999999999998MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

12x smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 38x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (12x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
Panasonic HC-V160 is only 2.7" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 3" screen size camcorder (0.3" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

230,400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

11 Mbit/s smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V160 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 17 Mbit/s, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 28 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (11 Mbit/s bigger).
Two months older
The Panasonic HC-V160 is older than the Panasonic HC-W570 by two months.
5 Reasons Against
16x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 150x (digital) camcorder. That's 2,350x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V160 (150x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

32% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 85g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£178 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W570 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V160 by £178.02.
Not as many stockists
Only 5 sellers sells the Panasonic HC-W570, however 6 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-V160. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse selling
The Panasonic HC-W570 ranks No. 68958 by sales volume, but the Panasonic HC-V160 ranks No. 24787.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.5MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.2MP 2.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.2MP 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
38x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2,500x
BEST
150x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,646mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
32.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.2 4.2
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
32.3 - 1646 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.35 - 89.3 2.06 - 103

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Camera Shutter Speed
0.04 - 0.000125 0.04 - 0.000125
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
4lx 4lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
17 Mbit/s 28 Mbit/s
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 3968 x 2232
 1920 x 1080
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
 3968 x 2232
 4224 x 2376
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
970mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
181g
BEST
266g
Height
114mm 62mm
Depth
60mm 129mm
Width
53mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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